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Meadows School of the Arts
The Rape of Lucretia

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Bob Hope Theatre – Owen Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75205

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$17 for adults, $13 for seniors, $11 for students, faculty and staff

Directed by: Hank Hammett

Conducted by: Parisa Zaeri

 

Set in Rome in 509 B.C. in world of brutality and inequality, the story tells of the occupying Etruscan prince Tarquinius, a narcissistic and licentious tyrant, who is leading Rome in its war against the Greeks. Exasperated with hearing his general Collatinus, a Roman nobleman, boast of the strong bond and completely pure relationship he has with his beautiful, virtuous wife Lucretia, the jealous prince decides to put her to the ultimate test. Despite its savage subject, Benjamin Britten’s shattering chamber opera contains some of his most sheerly beautiful and passionate music as it explores some of the darkest cravings in the human psyche – and what happens when unbridled power and war give them free rein. Sung in English with English supertitles.

To purchase tickets online, please visit https://smu.universitytickets.com. For more information, call 214-768-2787.

 

The Saturday and Sunday performances will be both in-person and livestreamed; to register to watch online, visit https://bit.ly/SMUMeadowsLive.